Native willow seeds (Acacia salicina)

    This widespread plant is found across central and eastern Australia and grows mainly along riverbanks.

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    Flannel flower (Actinotus helianthi)

    An iconic species of Sydney easily recognisable by its beautiful flower. Despite its appearance the flannel flower is not actually a daisy.

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    Dodonaea multijuga

    ‘Hop bushes’ are known for being used as substitutes for hops by early settlers in beer making. This common name covers all species in the genus.

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    Native willow seeds (Acacia salicina)

    This plant has relatively long foliage that often droops to near ground level. Only producing seeds sporadically throughout the seeding season, it is known as a shy seeder. This tree reaches over 10m high and bears yellow ball-shaped flowers during April to June.

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    Australian tulipwood (Harpullia pendula)

    Fruits of this tree are two-lobed and about 4cm across. Occurring in winter they are normally yellow or red and contain large black seeds.

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    Eucalyptus sp.

    Members of this iconic genus dominate the tree flora in Australia, but continue to captivate photographers.

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    Gore bitter pea (Daviesia ulicifolia)

    This shrub is widespread down the eastern and southern coast of Australia. An endemic species, the flowers are yellow with red-and-brown markings and have the typical ‘pea’ flower shape consisting of four petals.

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    Spotted emu bush (Eremophila maculate)

    Also known as the native fuscia, this shrub flowers in beautiful pink, red, orange or yellow flowers. A common species in the wild and in cultivation, it’s generally found in arid, inland areas.

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    Waratah (Telopia speciosissima)

    The Waratah is endemic to NSW, making it the floral emblem for the state. The species is known for its striking springtime flowerheads made up of hundreds of individual flowers.

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    Native willow seeds (Acacia salicina)

    Large quantities of seed are often difficult to obtain from this plant as seed pods mature only in patches on individual trees. Germination can be induced by boiling the seeds in water for a minute.

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    Soft billy buttons (Pycnosorus globosus)

    A handsome foliage plant, erect flower stems carrying globular yellow flower heads, which give this plant its name. The plants grow up to 80cm high and emerge in spring and summer.

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Gallery: The seeds by Anne Geddes

By AG STAFF | September 11, 2013

Australian-born photographer Anne Geddes captured the artistic beauty found in Australian seeds.